Jazz and Beyond

  1. Jazz Roots—Georgia On My Mind—Celebrating Ray Charles

    November 07, 2014
    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
    Jazz Roots at the Arsht Center celebrates the musical genius of Ray Charles with Take 6, Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, Shelly Berg, Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Big Band and Miami Mass Choir. Tickets at arshtcenter.org.

  2. Singer Gretchen Parlato—With Frost JV1 Ensemble

    November 05, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Mesmerizing jazz singer Gretchen Parlato, whom Herbie Hancock describes as “a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music,” performs with Frost JV1 Ensemble directed by Kate Reid and in a duo setting with pianist Shelly Berg.

    Section A/B/C
    $30/$25/$20

       
  3. Renee Olstead Swings with Frost Concert Jazz Band

    October 30, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Accomplished award-winning young actress/singer Renee Olstead joins the Frost Concert Jazz Band in a concert that "re-imagines" the vast catalog of The Beatles with a jazz twist.

    Section A/B/C
    $40/$30/$20

       
  4. ARTIST UPDATE: Renee Olstead Replaces John Clayton—With Frost Concert Jazz Band

    October 30, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Program Update: vocalist Renee Olstead replaces bassist John Clayton with the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band at Festival Miami. Click concert title link for more information.

    Section A/B/C
    $40/$30/$20

       
  5. Jazz Guitar Summit—Guitars, Guitars, Guitars!

    October 28, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Come one, come all for an unbelievable gathering of amazing jazz guitarists in a not-to-be-missed evening of guitar reverie and revelry. Featuring recording artists John Hart, Diego Figueiredo, and the cutting-edge New West Guitar Group.

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  6. Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald—With Frost Studio Jazz Band

    October 22, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    When Patti Austin sings, people listen. When she sings Ella Fitzgerald, they swoon! Join us and bask in the glow of Patti’s sensual voice as she performs beautiful renditions of Ella’s favorites, swinging with the Frost Studio Jazz Band.

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  7. Sammy Figueroa and Glaucia Nasser—Latin-Brazilian Exhilaration

    October 18, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    A fiery Latin-Brazilian fusion that pairs multi-percussionist and two-time Grammy Award nominee Sammy Figueroa with captivating and charismatic São Paulo-based singer Glaucia Nasser. An electric combination…and a Festival Miami exclusive!

    Section A/B/C
    $40/$30/$20

       
  8. The Jazz Cruise All Stars—Straight Ahead Jazz at Its Finest

    October 17, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Sample the sizzle of The Jazz Cruise (thejazzcruise.com) at this specially created show featuring top-flight jazz stars including music director Shelly Berg (piano) with Niki Haris (vocals), Ken Peplowski (clarinet) and Wycliffe Gordon (trombone).

    Section A/B/C
    $50/$40/$30

       
  9. Leon Foster Thomas—Steel Pan Virtuoso

    October 16, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Leon Foster Thomas, a gifted jazz musician and steel pan virtuoso originally from Trinidad and now based in Florida, blends the music of his Caribbean roots with the music of North and South America in a lively meld all his own.

    Section A/B/C
    $30/$20/$15

       
  10. Bass Extremes—Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

    October 14, 2014
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Dive into a high-energy concert by Bass Extremes that pushes the limits of the bass in an incredible fusion of funk, jazz, rock and reggae. Filled with fast thumb and two-handed tapping techniques and awe-inspiring harmonics and chords.

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  11. Pink Panther at 50—Featuring Frost School’s HMI Orchestra

    November 01, 2013
    Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
    Festival Miami closes its 2013 season in collaboration with Jazz Roots - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic film, The Pink Panther, and its composer—the musical genius Henry Mancini.

  12. Christian McBride Trio—Consummate Jazz Mastery

    October 30, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Bassist extraordinaire and three-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride will perform with his jazz trio, described as “one of the most intoxicating, least predictable bands on the scene today.”

    Tickets: $20 - $40

       
  13. Arturo Sandoval—Jazz, Tango, Bebop and More

    October 26, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Latin Jazz icon Arturo Sandoval brings his unabashed virtuosic trumpet talents to perform selections from his Grammy Award winning albums.

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  14. Vince Mendoza, Arranger-Composer—A Night of Sophisticated Jazz

    October 25, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Grammy award winner Vince Mendoza pairs up with the Frost Concert Jazz Band and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra for an amazing concert of original works in both big band and full orchestral settings.

    Tickets: $20 - $30

       
  15. Karrin Allyson, Jazz Vocalist—In Harmony with JV1

    October 24, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Karrin Allyson performs an engaging concert with award-winning Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble (JV1), now under the direction of Kate Reid.

    Tickets: $20 - $30

       
  16. Paulinho Garcia—Brazilian Vocalist

    October 17, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Award-winning recording artist Paulinho Garcia performs a relaxing musical journey and satisfy your soul.

    Schedule Notes:
    Q&A starts at 7:15 p.m.
    Concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

    Tickets: $15 - $30

       
  17. Frost Studio Jazz Band—Tribute to Bruce Hornsby

    October 11, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The Frost Studio Jazz Band performs a high-energy tribute to multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby featuring new arrangements that highlight Hornsby’s distinctive style.

    Tickets: $15 - $30

       
  18. Dr. John & The Nite Trippers—Locked Down Blues

    October 05, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Celebrated singer-songwriter and funk-blues artist Dr. John will perform foot-stomping, hand-clapping, feel-good fun for everyone!

    Tickets: $40 - $60

       
  19. Unforgettable—A Tribute to Nat King Cole

    November 02, 2012
    Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
    George Benson, Freddy Cole and Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra combine for a spectacular celebration honoring legendary singer, pianist and trio leader Nat ‘King’ Cole at Arsht Center.

  20. Jazz Vocalist Roseanna Vitro and JV1—Free-Spirited Spontaneity

    October 25, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Vocalist Roseanna Vitro performs jazz and Brazilian-infused hits with award-winning Frost JV1 Ensemble, plus highlights from her Grammy nominated CD The Music of Randy Newman. $40/30/20

  21. Jason Moran & The Bandwagon—Cross-Genre Jazz at Its Best

    October 24, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Jason Moran & The Bandwagon (piano, bass, drums) bring their adventurous blend of jazz, classical, blues, funk, hip-hop, and rock to Festival Miami for a killer night of jazz. $50/35/20

  22. Jason Moran—Free Q&A Master Class

    October 23, 2012
    Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
    Stamps Distinguished Visitor Jason Moran presents an engaging free master class and Q&A. Free admission, ticket required.

  23. Dave Liebman—Free Master Class

    October 10, 2012
    Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
    Join jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman for an informative talk about jazz improvisation and the music business as it relates to the jazz artist. Free admission, ticket required.

  24. Tenor Titan Dave Liebman—Takes Flight with Frost Concert Jazz Band

    October 09, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman (sax/flute) combines his visceral drive and enthusiasm with the high-intensity Frost Concert Jazz Band for an extraordinary jazz experience! $50/35/20

  25. Jazz Meets Gershwin—Hosted by Michael Feinstein

    November 04, 2011
    Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
    Gershwin represents American music at its best and Festival Miami, JazzRoots and the Arsht Center assembled the best to perform it for you: Michael Feinstein, Denyce Graves, Shelly Berg and Terence Blanchard with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

  26. New York Voices Swing with JV1 Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble

    October 13, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Double Grammy-winning New York Voices are renowned for their excellence in the art of group singing, inspired by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited and Manhattan Transfer. The JV1 Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble will also be featured. $50/35/20

  27. High Octane Jazz—Introducing New Frost Jazz Professors Brian Lynch and Martin Bejerano

    October 08, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Brian Lynch pairs up with burning jazz pianist Martin Bejerano and a fantastic rhythm section for an outstanding evening of small group jazz that will light up your spirits and amaze your senses. $40/30/20

  28. Jazz Master Benny Golson with the Frost Studio Jazz Band

    October 07, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Jazz aficionados love his “I Remember Clifford” while TV fans know his music from M*A*S*H, Mission Impossible, and The Cosby Show theme. Here, Benny Golson performs his favorite big band arrangements with the Frost Studio Jazz Band. $65/45/25

  29. Soulive—The Ultimate Feel-Good Groove Band

    October 06, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Soulive plays danceable organ-driven grooves fusing soul, jazz, R&B, and blues with hip-hop and funk. Wildly popular at jam fests, they’ve toured with the Rolling Stones and recorded with Chaka Kahn, Talib Kweli, Maceo Parker, Derek Trucks! $40/30/20

  30. Benny Golson—Taking Note of a Legendary Jazz Career

    October 06, 2011
    Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
    From his early years with Dizzy Gillespie to his remarkable 60-year career as a solo performer and TV and film composer, tenor saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson, provides insight into his creative approaches and career longevity. FREE

  31. GIANTS OF JAZZ SALUTE: Wycliffe Gordon

    October 30, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    Wycliffe Gordon and Frost Concert Jazz Band, salute the Giants of Jazz in the Grand Finale Concert.

    Tickets range from $25 to $85

  32. INSPIRED IMPROVISATION: Matt Wilson Quartet

    October 21, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    Matt Wilson Quartet Pairs Up with the Stamps Jazz Quintet in an All-Out Jazz Fest.

    Tickets range from $25 to $50

  33. SIZZLING HOT SWING: Mark O’Connor

    October 16, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    Sensational Mark O’Connor and His Hot Swing Put “Le Jazz Hot” on Steroids.

    Tickets range from $20 to $50

  34. ESSENCE OF EXPRESSION: Sunny Wilkinson

    October 13, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    The Inventive Sunny Wilkinson Sings New and Timeless Favorites with the Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble.

    Tickets range from $20 to $30

  35. UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Frank Loesser

    October 10, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    ASCAP Presents the Music of Academy Award-winning Frank Loesser

    Tickets range from $20 to $40

Jazz and Beyond